Gap Inc reported its sales results for the month of March. The retailer saw a decline in March sales, which pushed the shares down around 10%.
Clothing and accessories sector is outpacing other sectors in e-commerce sales. Some factors, including better shipping and return policies and changes in mobile uses, are encouraging more people to make more small purchases online.
Hennes & Mauritz's quarterly sales including VAT rose by 9% in domestic currencies. The company's quarterly profit declined 30% as dollar increased over local currencies.
Valentino has made an offer to acquire French fashion house Balmain for 500 million euros. Balmain’s heirs has decided to find a new owner after the fashion house’s former chairman and majority owner, Alain Hivelin, passed away in 2014.
Synova Capital has sold its UK fashion accessories brand TLG Brands to Hong Kong’s Global Brands Group. Under Synova’s ownership, TLG Brands has been seeing strong growth and more presence in international as well as online markets.
Following another quarterly loss, the clothing company is in rush to find the best option. That includes putting the company on sale.
Morgan Stanley lowered Gap's stock to an "underweight" rating from "equal-weight", citing key weakness in the company's business. Analyst at Morgan Stanley fixed an objective price of $26 for Gap's stock, down 11% from the present level.
The self-lacing shoe technology finally arrives, as Nike announced its newest adaptive lacing technology. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for Nike+ members later this year.
It was agreed that Samsonite is to acquire luggage-manufacturer rival Tumi for about $1.8 billion. Samsonite has long been interested in Tumi and its acquisition is considered the biggest deal made by Samsonite.
Converse is adopting a new approach to update its Chuck Taylor shoes. The shoemaker revealed its newest Chuck II Reflective Print collection with an improvement in functionality and visual features to offer users a brand-new style and experience.
The Japan Finance Ministry is organizing a seminar for women covering the topics on the country’s fiscal policy. Women’s fashion magazine editor-in-chief Hiromi Sogo will serve as one of the six female speakers encouraging women to take a more active role in the country’s economy.
Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Turney announced her resignation on Friday, concerning investors and briefly crash the parent company’s shares after the news. However, the company had assured investors that the company will retain its success with the parent company’s founder and CEO Les Wexner assuming the role and Turney remaining as the lingerie brand’s advisor.
Puma is making a huge come back as sales grew more than anticipated. Rihanna's line of premium designed shoes along with the Fenty collection is drawing more customers boosting the company's once meager sales.
Apple is sponsoring one of fashion’s biggest and most prestigious event, the Met Gala. This year’s exhibition will feature works that highlight the dynamics of human craftsmanship and technology in creating high-end fashion. Apple will also be involved in the exhibition’s music department using its Apple Music.
Burberry filed a lawsuit over the claim that U.S. retailer J.C. Penney sold infringed products. The retailer was accused of copying Burberry’s century-old pattern trademark and kept selling the product for up to two months after Burberry raised its objections.
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